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12 Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth it to throw it in the trash instead.

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Expandable food

It okay to let some food run down the drain, but a lot of it expands when mixed with water and can lead to a block. Pasta and rice are two foods to watch out for. Also, pastas are made with flour, which will become sticky and catch other things in your pipes.

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Paint

Similar to cleaning products, paint should never be poured down the drain even though it’s a liquid. It has the potential to pollute the environment and cause your drain to clog. Many towns have hazardous waste facilities where you can safely dispose of your old or unused paint. Next, read about the foods you should never keep in your pantry.

 

Source: conserve-energy-future.com

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